Daily Archives: 6 October 2011

QUAERITUR: Breaking the Host during the consecration

From a reader:
Father – Is it OK for a priest to “break the bread” during the Eucharistic Prayer, when he says “On the night He was betrayed, …Jesus broke the bread…” The priest in question makes an audible snap right … Continue reading

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What’s in a “neame”?

A word I don’t know. I am told it is a family name.

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“Your continuous plugs for going to confession finally wore me down.”

From a reader:
I read your blog everyday, sometimes twice (!), and your continuous plugs for going to confession finally wore me down. I went to confession for the first time in four years several weeks ago, and I returned to … Continue reading

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MN Catholic Conference: Catholic leaders will not be silenced (STrib editorial)

I was alerted to this on the site of the Minneapolis STrib.  This is from the Minnesota Catholic Conference and it is worth your attention:

Catholic leaders will not be silenced
Article by: JASON ADKINS Updated: October 4, 2011 – 8:35 PM
It … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Help! I don’t know if I was absolved of helping with an abortion.

From a reader:
Father, back in a “former life” I committed the grave sin of assisting a young lady I knew in grad school to commit an abortion. I regretted it from the start and within a year I had gone … Continue reading

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7 October: prayers as SSPX leadership considers what the Holy See has offered

Several people who receive email from the SSPX have received this message and have in turn forwarded it to me.  I share it with you.
“Dear Brothers,
On October 7, feast of our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, victorious at
Lepanto, an … Continue reading

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USCCB’s Novena of 9 Fridays for the implementation of the new, corrected translation

I have learned that the USCBB has issued a text of a Novena for a Fuller Participation in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the next nine Fridays, beginning Sept. 30, to help Catholics prepare for the new translation.
DAY/FRIDAY #2 … Continue reading

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An October observation: “If you get lost…”

October is a month dedicated in a special way to attention to one of our greatest Catholic devotions which is one of our greatest spiritual tools, the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
On that note, in a CNA … Continue reading

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